Who Lives in the Snow?

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On the surface, the snow looks quiet and serene. But beneath its white expanse, unsociable shrews go hunting, voles tunnel to the surface, and chipmuks awake to nibble on seeds. Through scientifically accurate text and lifelike illustrations, this book introduces young readers to the unseen life of the world winter.

Explores the world of mites, spiders, shrews, voles, chipmunks, foxes, and other animals that live under the snow in winter, describing their homes, ...

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Overview

On the surface, the snow looks quiet and serene. But beneath its white expanse, unsociable shrews go hunting, voles tunnel to the surface, and chipmuks awake to nibble on seeds. Through scientifically accurate text and lifelike illustrations, this book introduces young readers to the unseen life of the world winter.

Explores the world of mites, spiders, shrews, voles, chipmunks, foxes, and other animals that live under the snow in winter, describing their homes, habitats, and survival techniques.

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Editorial Reviews

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The fluidly written text incorporates fascinating facts into concise, highly readable paragraphs, and italicized terms are defined both in context and in the glossary. Realistically detailed art completes this nicely done package, which will be a great addition to the science shelves.
Children's Literature
Underneath winter snowdrifts there is a secret world. Young readers will be fascinated to learn how shrews can move around (grainy snow doesn't stick together very well), or that some spiders produce a natural antifreeze. They will also learn words like "subnivean," "dormant," "insectivore" and "depth hoar," because author Jones doesn't condescend to her audience. She does a great job of explaining the science beneath the snow, with a creative nonfiction style that works well as a read-aloud but will intrigue a child who is old enough to read on his own. The illustrations are cross-sections that show the varying levels of this hidden, wintry world. 2001, Court Wayne Press, $15.95. Ages 4 to 10. Reviewer: Donna Freedman
From The Critics
Carefully researched by Jennifer Jones and beautifully illustrated by Consie Powell, Who Lives In The Snow? is a delightfully entertaining and informatively educational picturebook presentation of the life above and below the snow covering a meadow in wintertime. Young readers are treated to the spectrum of life from small insects, spiders, shrews, and beetles, to voles, chipmunks, ferrets, and foxes. Who Lives In The Snow? is an enthusiastically recommended addition to family, school, and community library wildlife picturebook collections.
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The fluidly written text incorporates fascinating facts into concise, highly readable paragraphs, and italicized terms are defined both in context and in the glossary. Realistically detailed art completes this nicely done package, which will be a great addition to the science shelves.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570982873
  • Publisher: Rinehart, Roberts Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Berry Jones spent her childhood in Japan, South Carolina, and Texas. She lives in Bismarck North Dakota.

Consie Powell illustrates books on zoological and botanical subjects, has taught natural science illustration, and contributes to "North Carolina Wild Notebook." She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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